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Top 7 VR Podcasts You Should Follow

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01 Apr 2022 | 4 min read

Ready to dive into the ever-evolving world of virtual reality? Keep reading!

Picture this: the thrilling world of virtual reality (VR) is constantly evolving, and you’re struggling to keep up. We’ve all been there, right? With so many groundbreaking developments happening at lightning speed, staying informed can feel like a daunting task. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back!

Welcome to Your VR Podcast Adventure

We at AIXR understand the rollercoaster that is life, and we want to help you stay ahead of the game. So, we’ve handpicked the “Top 7 VR Podcasts You Should Follow in 2022” to keep you in the know.

Trust us, these podcasts are your ticket to the latest trends, cutting-edge tech, and most captivating innovations in the XR/VR/AR world.

Ready, Set, Explore!

1. Voices of VR Podcast

Have you met Kent Bye?

He’s a journalist, a podcaster, and an all-around XR superstar. With over 1,000 episodes under his belt, his Voices of VR podcast has become a treasure trove for anyone entering the XR realm.

A Diverse Lineup of Cutting-Edge Guests

Now, what makes Voices of VR so special?

It’s simple: the guests.

Kent brings in experts from every corner of the industry, from pioneering artists to groundbreaking technologists. It’s a melting pot of brilliant minds, all in one place.

2.Field of View Metaverse Podcast

You are in a realm where the rules are rewritten by the second, where new technologies emerge at breakneck speed.

How do you stay ahead of the curve and discover the ‘next big thing’?

Introducing ‘Field of View,’ the XR Podcast that keeps you on the cutting edge of the immersive world. Brought to you by AIXR and Accenture, this bi-weekly show offers expert insight on the latest industry developments.

Why Field of View Stands Out

Hosts Daniel Colaianni and Nicola Rosa are your personal tour guides through the biggest projects, releases, and launches in XR. But wait, there’s more!

They’re joined by special guests from around the globe, including pioneers from ILMxLAB, NASA, Google, and Microsoft.

So, what are you waiting for?

3. Alex Makes VR Podcast

Imagine this: you’re getting exclusive access to the inner workings of a successful virtual reality (VR) career. Sounds exciting, right?

Well, that’s exactly what Alex Ruhl offers in her captivating podcast, “Alex Makes VR.” A seasoned expert in the field, Alex has an impressive resume that includes TEDx, CannesXR, The Drum 50 under 30, and Women of the Future Awards.

But wait, there’s more.

In each episode, she pulls back the curtain on the ever-evolving world of VR, exploring the challenges of business building and the ins and outs of a freelance career in this cutting-edge industry.

4. Between Realities

Billed as the VR podcast from the ‘philosophical gamer’s perspective’, Between Realities is now in its fifth season. However, hosts Alexander Meland (AlexVR) and Harry Skigis (Skeeva) show no signs of slowing down. 

The true strength of this podcast is the ability the hosts have to engage with fellow creators. Notable insights are shared and there’s a strong community spirit amongst viewers. Past guests have included Cas & Chary, Andreea Ion Cojocaru, and GingasVR.  

5. VR Download

Broadcast live in VR to Youtube, The VR Download is an engaging slot to catch up on all the latest news from within the VR space. The weekly show consists of a hardware and industry trend-based discussion. 

Host duties pass between Upload VR’s “Reverend” Kyle Riesenbeck, Ian Hamilton and David Heaney. Expect to indulge in expert commentary regarding those need-to-know developments that constantly alter the industry landscape.


6. FReality

FReality contributes the latest immersive tech news and opinion from inside the VR gaming industry. The USP of this particular podcast is the veritable supergroup of content creators that lead it. Virtual Reality Oasis, Rowdy VR, Zimtok5, and Nathie debate the latest news and views with a good dose of humour and insight thrown in.

Released on a bi-weekly schedule, tune in to this if you enjoy a light-hearted chat and VR gaming analysis.

7. This Week In XR Podcast

This weekly spatial computing podcast covers all things XR-related within the industry. The latest XR tech news is here, with Forbes Tech columnist Charlie Fink, Paramount Futurist Ted Schilowitz, and the occasional guest host providing their expert opinions.

For analysis from the bleeding edge of the immersive development world alongside headline guest stars from organisations like Disney and HTC, The Week in XR Podcast is a must-listen.

Special Mention 1. Research VR Podcast

Now archived, this podcast is still recommended as a testament to the journey taken by VR since 2016. Research VR Podcast covered all things science and VR, offering a truly unique perspective into the cognitive science behind the immersive world.

From researchers to scientists. Research VR dives into the topic of designing experiences for the mind. Catch all 102 episodes and dig deeper into this valuable archive.

Special Mention 2. The 88 Names Podcast

The 88 Names Podcast still warrants your attention after archiving. Listeners are encouraged to explore the world created by Matt Ruff, author of the Cyberthriller novel which lends the podcast its name. Matt is joined by Blake Collier, a film critic, and freelance journalist.

Together they talk to developers, philosophers, and writers about their perspectives on the immersive world and its potential.

Listen to the latest episodes of Field of View Season 2, where we take the observable world of immersive technology, and focus on the truly remarkable stories you need to know about.

About the author:

AIXR is an independent, community first, not for profit organisation that exists to support individuals and companies of all sizes as the International trade body for immersive technology industries. AIXR or, The Academy of International Extended Reality, hosts the VR Awards annually. AIXR’s mission is to support individuals and companies in the immersive industry by endorsing, inspiring, and enabling innovators through removing barriers to entry and connecting a diverse collection of trades together.